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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Government by Facebook

This strikes me as an astonishingly horrific idea:
The Facebook founder is fighting to wrest back control of the data breach scandal alarming the world, but his ambitions for the social network are nothing short of chilling.

The founder of the world’s most popular social platform outlined his ambitions for Facebook to act as a democratic system, with an independent “Supreme Court”, which people will be able to petition for their content to be restored.

“I think in any kind of good-functioning democratic system, there needs to be a way to appeal,” said the 33-year-old, positioning the social media network almost as its own state, although staff are not elected. “I think we can build that internally as a first step.

“What I’d really like to get to is an independent appeal. So maybe folks at Facebook make the first decision based on the community standards that are outlined, and then people can get a second opinion. You can imagine some sort of structure, almost like a Supreme Court, that is made up of independent folks who don’t work for Facebook, who ultimately make the final judgment call on what should be acceptable speech in a community that reflects the social norms and values of people all around the world.”
Considering that the Zuckerbot has spent years learning Mandarin, one would think that he would be smart enough to do the math and realize that global democracy necessarily means rule by Chinese social norms and values.

And yet, that would be preferable to rule by the Zuckerbot's bizarre values... which one certainly cannot describe as "norms".

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36 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous April 03, 2018 1:05 PM  

OT: On Drudge, Trump just announced that he is sending the military to the border.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club April 03, 2018 1:09 PM  

Did Zuckerborg use "Supreme Court" because he doesn't know the term "star chamber"?

Blogger Hammerli280 April 03, 2018 1:15 PM  

If I were a Facebook stockholder, I'd either sell...or see if we can oust Zuckerberg. He's going to run that outfit straight into Federal regulation.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener April 03, 2018 1:35 PM  

If Zuckerbot was looking for a way to disengage young people from Facebook, he'd have a hard time coming up with a better method than adding layers of bureaucracy to the comment process.

He'd better work on that "Ni hao, fellow Han human people!" approach some more.

Blogger The Chortling April 03, 2018 1:39 PM  

as pathetic as the movie is (and the book is even worse!) this is straight out of the movie, The Circle (Disney "Circle" device, anyone? )

Tom Hanks and Emma Watson must be peeing themselves with joy to be sort of technoprophets ... with their cranial implants forcing them to hum strains of Age of Aquarius.

The movie seemed like their version of technoGospel ... echoing their innermost hopes, dreams and desires of imposing a glorious, humanistic-gilded future on their fellow worker drones.

Blogger Crew April 03, 2018 1:52 PM  

Considering that the Zuckerbot has spent years learning Mandarin, one would think that he would be smart enough to do the math and realize that global democracy necessarily means rule by Chinese social norms and values.

Zuckerberg probably thinks the tribe will be able to parasitize the Chinese like they have whites.

Blogger Warunicorn April 03, 2018 1:54 PM  

"You can imagine some sort of structure, almost like a Supreme Court, that is made up of independent folks who don’t work for Facebook, who ultimately make the final judgment call on what should be acceptable speech in a community that reflects the social norms and values of people all around the world."

Wow. Zero to Hitler in just one sentence.

Blogger pyrrhus April 03, 2018 2:01 PM  

The Alien AI is thrashing around as FB becomes increasingly irrelevant in the West...

Blogger tublecane April 03, 2018 2:03 PM  

Could work if Trump can nominate these Supreme Facebook justices like he nominated SCOTUS justices .

Blogger bearspaw April 03, 2018 2:06 PM  

Somehow I doubt Zuckerberg's "folks" beàr any resemblance to FOLKS as we know them...

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 03, 2018 2:10 PM  

Warunicorn wrote:Wow. Zero to Hitler in just one sentence.
rather Sun Yatsen to Mao

Blogger The Kurgan April 03, 2018 2:13 PM  

And people question the idea that hostile alien bots have already attacked our planet decades ago....
Seriously, with this sort of evidence how can anyone even deny it at all?

Blogger ReluctantMessiah April 03, 2018 2:18 PM  

@7 Gamma wants his total control. Final Judgement made by the Supreme Zuck Council

Blogger tublecane April 03, 2018 2:22 PM  

@12-Zuckerberg has decidedly terrestrial origins.

Yakub the mad scientist invented a cyborg he called the Zuck millennia ago, keeping him suspended in a jelly-like substance that would preserve him for release in the distant future. Having foreseen that his other creation, the white man, would grow to power and despoil the globe, he timed the Zuck's release for the mystical date of 1984. (He also foresaw Honky Orwell's book.) That baby cyborg would grow to destroy Whitey, and Yakub would have redeemed his mistake.

Blogger Aeoli April 03, 2018 2:23 PM  

Errata:

“I think in any kind of good-functioning democratic system, there needs to be a way to appeal,” said the Octavian devotee and lookalike.

Blogger Aeoli April 03, 2018 2:24 PM  

http://www.unz.com/isteve/see-i-told-you-mark-zuckerberg-is-obsessed-with-the-emperor-augustus/

Anonymous Anonymous April 03, 2018 2:34 PM  

Looks like Zuckerberg wants to test he old saw that "democracy is mob rule".

Blogger Damn Crackers April 03, 2018 2:36 PM  

OT - But, they will use the tweets of a 14 year old to discredit an Italian who wins a National Championship:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2018/04/03/offensive-tweet-donte-divincenzos-account-2011-surfaces/480771002/

Go 'Nova!

Blogger Warunicorn April 03, 2018 2:38 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:Warunicorn wrote:Wow. Zero to Hitler in just one sentence.

rather Sun Yatsen to Mao


Great point.

Blogger Johnny April 03, 2018 2:55 PM  

The good thing about Zucker is that he is not getting traction with the public. I am okay with the censorship in a private company if there are other choices and the users know what is going on. But I get so tired of the lying. Supreme Court my rear end. Call it the Censorship Board.

>>the social norms and values of people all around the world.

I just have to laugh. The multi-culture delusion. Like this can actually be done.

Blogger RobertT April 03, 2018 3:06 PM  

There's one in every crowd.

Blogger Francis The Pope April 03, 2018 3:07 PM  

No doubt the Facebook "Supreme Court" will have exactly the same demographics as the US one.

Blogger Longtime Lurker April 03, 2018 3:11 PM  

Typical billionaire savior. Zuckerberg doesn't know where he ends and the rest of us begins. Indeed, the world to him is nothing but an extension of his own personality.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 03, 2018 3:29 PM  

@12 I deny everything, you Venetian Mountebank!

Blogger kurt9 April 03, 2018 3:38 PM  

The Zuckerbot has an over-inflated view of what he is.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 03, 2018 4:05 PM  

"global democracy necessarily means rule by Chinese social norms and values."

Soon enough, it'll mean rule by Afro-Muslim social norms and values. Legalized gang rape, anyone?

Blogger SciVo April 03, 2018 4:12 PM  

Well you know, Facebook's terms of service specifically allow for Orwellian social engineering. So there's nothing anyone can do about it.

Blogger wisdom wizard April 03, 2018 4:27 PM  

A shooting just occurred. At YOUTUBE'S HEADQUARTERS.



https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/active-shooter-reported-at-youtube-headquarters-police-say-1099410

Blogger Aeoli April 03, 2018 4:43 PM  

Guarantee you the point of this shooter is to get YouTube under very tight scrutiny.

Blogger Sun Downer April 03, 2018 4:50 PM  

Zuckerbot is nuts, it really looks like the beginning og the end for his little empire, how long until he says "I must go my people need me" and completely disappears like he never existed

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 03, 2018 5:38 PM  

Zuckerberg returns home.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 03, 2018 8:07 PM  

Damn it you beat me to it

Blogger Ceerilan April 03, 2018 11:57 PM  

China will never allow Facebook to dominate among it's social media users. It desires too much detailed control and information service by the company. They already have the great firewall in place to protect local companies, which will cater more to what the average Chinese person expects.

Blogger Rory April 04, 2018 4:14 AM  

Crew wrote:

Zuckerberg probably thinks the tribe will be able to parasitize the Chinese like they have whites.

Hah, now there's a thought. What will China look like if their media gets co-opted? Will Jews ever be able to manage the same representation as they do in America? The future is going to be very interesting...

Blogger Not a lefty April 04, 2018 4:33 AM  

Final judgement, final solution... Tomayto, tomahto...

Blogger DonReynolds April 04, 2018 12:11 PM  

Facebook -- Internal Memo
Just to let the staff know about the name change...Henceforth, the Moderator Unit will be referred to as the "Supreme Court". No staff changes are anticipated. Management feels this name change will help with the upcoming Congressional hearings. If there are any changes, you will be kept informed.

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